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Walter Ulrich

President & CEO of Medical Bridges

Walter Ulrich is President & CEO of Medical Bridges, a leader in global health equity and a life-changing and lifesaving nonprofit serving the global poor by providing needed medical supplies and equipment to clinics and hospitals. In the last 24 months, Medical Bridges prepared, staged, and shipped nearly 500 tons of desperately needed medical supplies and equipment valued at more than $22 million to Ukraine, Gaza, Afghanistan, and developing countries in the Americas, Africa, and Asia while also providing PPE to support rural clinics and charitable hospitals in Texas. Medical Bridges was named the Astros Foundation Charity of the Year for 2022. Walter is a member of the Texas Advisory Committee of the bipartisan US Global Leadership Coalition and is also a member of the Houston Sports Philanthropy Network Leadership team. He was recently awarded the Order of Merit by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for extensive medical relief to the people of Ukraine. Sigma, the international nursing honor society, awarded him its Archon “First to Lead” award at its international biennial event with participants from 40 countries. He was recognized in 2023 as a Global Leader of Influence by the World Affairs Council at the 25th anniversary Jesse H Jones Luncheon and was honored with the Global Impact award at the HITDC 2022 G7 Annual gala. He served as one of 17 founding members of the Governor’s Texas Emerging Technology Fund Committee. Previously he was awarded the prestigious NASA Silver Achievement Medal, and in 2013 the Texas Black Expo bestowed to him their Community Builder Award. A graduate and former Trustee of Stevens Institute of Technology, Mr. Ulrich proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps.